Friday, March 21, 2008

IN LIVING COLOR

In the mid 80's, the FOX Network began broadcasting and became the innovator in offering programming that pushed the limits. They tried to position themselves in a Youth Oriented marjet with such programs as Arsenio Hall, The Simpsons, Married With Children and the ground breaking predominantly black cast of In Living Color by the Wayans Brothers.
Their marketing has shifted and as far as entertainment programming goes, they have the market, but FOX News has become the propaganda arm of the Bush Administration and there is a network of personal friends and Bush family members working for the Network. It was FOX News that announced that Bush had beaten Gore in the 2000 election while it was in the early stages of being contested.. A fact confirmed in in quite a few places, has Bush being called at his family home and okaying the strategic announcement that in effect was "making it so by saying it."
FOX News has been the main source of disinformation, smoke screens and down right false reporting attempting to sway public opinion and I have documented instances on this blog and any responsible media monitoring organization keeps a daily running tab of the propaganda flowing from it's tap.
In the wake of Barack Obamas Historic Speech on race this week, I was prepared to hear the usual distortions, misquotes and slanted analysis which I expect from them..
But, I was horrified with the continued non stop flow of utter racist fear and hate coming from their commentators.

On his Fox News radio show, Tom Sullivan predicted that African-Americans would be rioting in the streets similar to what happened after the O.J. trial in the 1990s.

"Let me put it to you a different way. What if Barack Obama is not -- does not win the Democratic nomination, or he does win it, and loses in the presidentiial race against John McCain? Is black America going to throw their hands up and say 'Man, you know, I thought we were getting somewhere in this country, but this is just a bunch of racial bigots in this country and they still hate blacks and, I mean, if Barack Obama can't get elected, then we're never gonna have anybody that's a black that's gonna be elected president.' And will there be rioting in the streets? I think the answer to that is yes and yes."

It will be interesting to see if the media takes Sullivan to task for his racist rhetoric.

Sullivan has also compared Obama to Hitler in the past by saying that they both had similar speech patterns.

Last weeks criticsm by Bill O'Reilly of comments on Ariana Huffingtons blog was a little bizarre because he compared Ariana to Hitler (again, the all too common invocation of Hitler by a conservative to smear an opponent).
He compared Ariana to Hitler because he didn't like the tone of comments made on her blog.
I went to FOX News' website today and the unleashed racist fury, one comment stoking and encouraging the next was over whelming. Here are two of hundreds!

"I am sooo tired of hearing how the black man has been mistreated since he was shipped over here to help build America! All I hear is them groveling over being victims.

They are the ones making themselves the victims with their attitude that whites owe them something for bringing their ancestors to the best country that has ever existed. All my life I have only witnessed the blacks with their hands out to the government expecting it to give them everything they want and shouting racist if they don’t get it! No wonder most whites have the opinion that blacks are worthless, lazy sloths who know only how to make more babies and steal everything not nailed down. Barak Lenin Obama, the big eared Muslim, is only fostering this “wo is me” attitude with his obvious prejudices. I, for one, like my white race over that of any other, so does that make me a racist? I don’t thing so. The black man will not break free from his self-imposed shackles until he picks himself up, dusts himself off and begins to provide for himself just like every other race has done who came to this country. Before the blacks can do this, however, they have to rid themselves of the likes of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Farakan, and the good reverend Wright.

Here is another:

"Wow! Jan L. nailed it right on the head! Reparations? I’m waiting for my thank you! You blacks would be naked and eating bugs if it weren’t for white people. Name ONE successful society started by blacks. Any sign of civilization in Africa was started by Europeans. Any city in America with predominately black leaders is a cesspool. Look at New Orleans, Philadelphia, D.C., Detroit…"

Where is Mr. O'Reilly and his blog indignation now? Listen to the stuff that FOX spews out daily. It is almost as if they are trying to start a race war to boost ratings.

Is this how white Americans think? Was Barack Obama mistaken in trying to treat race hatred in a mature manner? Perhaps Republican Jesus can explain it for us:

Thanks to Patriot Boy for Republican Jesus. Check out his manly blog, Jesus General, today! It's in the side bar!

4 comments:

kadamson said...

It's amazing that Fox news has a fraction of the viewership as any major network or Al-Jazzera or BBC and it gets credit with enormous power.

In reality it's a small, low budget entity that speaks an opinion that a majority of people find sensible. That is really what you can't handle. Another opion than your own.

microdot said...

Poor little FOX Network, I'm playing my tiny violin for your pity party.
Now do you have something intelligent to add or just more lame sarcasm?

mud_rake said...

Kadamson must be a paid FOX blogger who seeks out negative postings about his network and 'correct' them.

...or else he's just stupid.

Anonymous said...

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